anu-acharyaMeet Anu Acharya ('95), Founder of MapMyGenome

YourStory (October 29, 2019)

[Techie Tuesday] Meet Anu Acharya, the woman engineer bringing code and data to the Indian genome

This week on Techie Tuesday, we feature Anu Acharya, Founder of Hyderabad-based MapMyGenome, a genomic startup. In a conversation with YourStory, she talks about her coding journey, how she built her startup, and why it's important to create something unique.

As the founder of one of the few Indian startups to work with genetics and genomic study, Anu Acharya's ('95) entry into the field was serendipitous. It took her a while to get to where she is now, but the journey was interspersed with a lot of learning and plenty of exciting tech.

Today, MapMyGenome works on building the genetic profile and build of an individual, which helps understand their susceptibility to different diseases and their prevention. In a conversation with YourStory Anu retraces her journey as a woman engineer and the various phases of technology she has witnessed, from her IIT-Kharagpur days to MapMyGenome. (Read More)